Silver Book Fact

At any given time, around 1/4 of all hospital patients age 65 and older are individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Maslow K. How Many Hospital Patients Have Dementia?; 2005

Reference

Title
How Many Hospital Patients Have Dementia?
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Maslow K

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • At any time, about 25% of older hospital patients are people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  
  • Every 68 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease in 2012, including 5.2 million people age 65 and older.  
  • In 2012, Alzheimer’s disease costs up to $216 billion in care value.  
  • There are 15.4 million caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s disease in 2012.